The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Chester region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the International Business Machines Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 35 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs citing IBM 5 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.95% 6.62% 4.17%
As % of the Vendors category 4.13% 12.50% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £730 - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +25.00%
Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
121 80 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 47.27% 52.98% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 10
Average daily rate £350 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £465 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 6
Average hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
IBM
Cheshire

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Chester region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Chester

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Chester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Chester region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM.

1 7 (58.33%) Java
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (33.33%) JIRA
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) XSLT
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Dell
3 4 (33.33%) SAN
3 4 (33.33%) NetApp
4 3 (25.00%) WSDL
4 3 (25.00%) JAX-RPC
4 3 (25.00%) SAP BW
4 3 (25.00%) NetWeaver
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Perforce
4 3 (25.00%) SOAP
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) DB2
4 3 (25.00%) SAP
4 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (25.00%) J2EE
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) SAP XI
4 3 (25.00%) Spring
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) Apache Axis
4 3 (25.00%) Mule

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (25.00%) NetWeaver
2 3 (25.00%) Mule
3 1 (8.33%) CMS
3 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (16.67%) VLAN
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SAP BW
1 3 (25.00%) DB2
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
2 2 (16.67%) JUnit
2 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Storage Manager
1 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (16.67%) Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Architect
1 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (8.33%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Java Web Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) XSLT
2 3 (25.00%) WSDL
2 3 (25.00%) JAX-RPC
2 3 (25.00%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) XML
2 3 (25.00%) J2EE
2 3 (25.00%) SAP XI
2 3 (25.00%) Spring
2 3 (25.00%) Apache Axis
3 2 (16.67%) CSS3
3 2 (16.67%) ICEfaces
3 2 (16.67%) RichFaces
3 2 (16.67%) jQuery
3 2 (16.67%) JAX-WS
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) JSP
3 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) EqualLogic
1 2 (16.67%) RIA
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Web 2.0
2 1 (8.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (16.67%) XPath
4 1 (8.33%) XAML
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Dell
2 4 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (25.00%) Perforce
3 3 (25.00%) SAP
4 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 2 (16.67%) Brocade
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) TIBCO
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) CA
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
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